Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Every 3rd Monday of January the United States honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his contributions and legacy to the civil rights movement. The day was established not only to commemorate this champion of human rights, but to call those who have benefited from his sacrifices to social action and continue the work he started. Unfortunately, more of than not, the holiday is treated as the first day off after the end-of-year madness and nothing else. Few take the time to understand the impact of Dr. King and the courage he portrayed in advancing civil rights in this country.

Today's Workout: read about Dr. King and what he stood for; his message was one of love, acceptance and brotherhood. Given the current state of affairs, his words are more appropriate than ever. Maybe we just need some reminding of how we should treat one another.

Coach Kevin

3 comments:

Nicholas said...

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for this. I think sometimes we forget just how much someone like MLK Jr. did for our society, especially for those who have been repressed in one way or another. I know that I sometimes just go through the motions, and this is a great chance for me (and all of us) to really think about what we are doing, and how we are treating people every day.

Nick

Matt said...

Here is a link to an article, but more interesting are the links to other sources on this page, such as MLK being interviewed on Meet The Press.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22758159/

Steve Caddy said...

Amen Kevin, well said.